Pascal Siakam Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State’s Pascal Siakam is the first Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the 2015-16 season after his strong play in the first two games of the season.

Siakam, the media’s choice as the WAC’s Preseason Player of the Year, opened up the year with a boom.

The Douala, Cameroon, native averaged 25.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as the Aggies went 1-1 on the week. In a season-opening win over Houston Baptist, he finished with a career-high 28 points on 67 percent shooting and recorded his eighth career double-double as he added 11 rebounds to go with three blocks. Siakam followed it up with 23 points, eight boards and four blocks in a loss to New Mexico Sunday.

After the first week of play, Siakam leads the WAC in scoring, blocked shots and minutes per game.

The Aggies are back in action at the Pan American Center on Wednesday night as they host Tennessee Tech in non-conference play at 7 p.m. The game and Saturday’s game with Mississippi Valley State are Aggie Food Drive nights and fans are encouraged to bring peanut butter or canned foods to help fill the Aggie Cupboard, the campus food pantry for needy students and members of the campus community.